EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/Pool/EPA

The member states of the European Union agreed on Monday to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of a role in poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navaln(...)

Joe Biden with Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in 2016. Biden has already established that his great-grandfather came from Louth and his great-great-great grandfather from Mayo. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Joe Biden were elected president of the United States in November he would be the eighth out of the last 12 US presidents, since Kennedy in 1960, w(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny: Fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia on August 20th. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin after stating that Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist, was poisoned with the c(...)

Christian Sewing said companies have to adapt to the new environment rather than simply being propped up by governments. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Europe will create thousands of “zombie companies” and lose competitiveness against the US and other countries if it keeps extending state aid to shie(...)

Wirecard collapsed into insolvency on June 25th after admitting that about €1.9 billion in cash was missing from its accounts. Photograph:  Christof Stache

The German parliament is to hold a full inquiry into the collapse of the disgraced payments company Wirecard, in a move that will keep the affair at t(...)

Summer bookings at TUI are off 81%, reflecting the impact of travel restrictions.  Photograph: iStock

Tui reported a €1.1 billion quarterly loss, a day after the world’s biggest tour operator secured more aid to prop it up through winter. Revenue fell(...)

US private equity groups Apollo and JC Flowers are among the parties to have signalled bid interest in Depfa

Dublin-based Depfa Bank, a former public sector lender, is understood to have secured bid interest from US private equity groups Apollo and JC Flowers(...)

Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, took his own life 100 years ago this month. Some of the 1916 leaders in the GPO discussed the possibility of putting the German prince on the Irish throne.

One hundred years ago this month, Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, shot himself in his castle outside Potsd(...)

Depfa’s s portfolio mainly consists of loans and bonds to German and other western European borrowers from the public sector.

Dublin-based Depfa Bank’s long-awaited second sale process since it nearly collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis was formally kicked off on Tuesd(...)

Pupils in class at Queen’s Hill Primary School, Norfolk, UK, where  social distancing rules of 2m apply. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

After months out of the classroom, Irish pupils are finally set to return to school in late August. The Department of Education’s plan is to fully reo(...)

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